Welcome To Women Leading Tech

Welcome To Women Leading Tech

Few industries in history have exerted such control and influence over the lives of everyone on this planet in the same way that the tech industry has over the last 30 years.

The mass adoption of the mobile phone in the 90s brought an unprecedented level of interconnectedness to societies around the world. The dot com bubble made fortunes for some and left just as many clutching at straws in an effort to recoup lost gains and convince others that the internet would be as transformational as promised.

The BlackBerry (remember those?) changed the complexion of work forever. Suddenly, everyone was always available over email — for better and, more often, for worse. Then, the iPhone, while not the first touchscreen or even popular smartphone, served as a paradigm shift in how everyone interacts with the world around them.

Behind the scenes, advancements in networking and infrastructure brought on unprecedented speeds of communication and transactions, allowing people to work, play and interact quicker and more naturally. However, these also ushered in extra challenges around cybersecurity and privacy that have not — and perhaps never will be — solved.

But, while these changes were created by diverse teams of people from around the world, white American men fresh out of college with precious little grasp on how the world actually worked were tasked with and given the credit for bringing these new technologies to market.

While we have become better at identifying the invaluable contributions of women from around the world to our advancements in technology, there is still a long way to go.

Is the touted mixed martial arts fight between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, with the hubris, aggressive masculinity and toxicity surrounding it, the impression that we want to give our children of the tech industry? Likewise, is the relentless corporate libertarianism beloved by the likes of Peter Thiel the best way for technology to interact with the world around us? Are the satellite tech towns and rampant inequality brought to much of San Francisco through the inflated wages dolled out to engineers the way that we want our societies to become structured?

Women are still underrepresented in the tech industry, leading to a wealth of problems around accessibility, representation and understanding. Venture capital money, the lifeblood of the startups that bring innovation to the sector, is overwhelmingly given to male-founded startups that perpetuate the problems discussed above. All of these problems exist, to a greater or lesser degree, in Australia.

With Women Leading Tech, we are not proposing that we will solve these problems. Instead, we hope that by giving the invaluable women in the industry a platform to connect, share, network, meet, learn and engage we can help to make the industry work better for everyone, by shining the brightest possible light on the women that lead the tech industry now and will lead it in the years to come.

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Women Paving the Path In Tech & Loyalty Share Key Insights
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Women Paving the Path In Tech & Loyalty Share Key Insights

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Empowering Change: Women Leading The Generative AI Revolution In Marketing For International Women’s Day
  • Marketing

Empowering Change: Women Leading The Generative AI Revolution In Marketing For International Women’s Day

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, “Inspire Inclusion”, establishes a poignant tone for fostering authentic change. It perfectly mirrors the dynamic landscape of marketing, where change is the only constant. The last third-party cookie has finally crumbled, privacy laws are tightening, and now, Generative AI is quickly ushering in a new era of […]

Stevie-Ann Dovico Moves From NAB To Beyond Bank
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Stevie-Ann Dovico Moves From NAB To Beyond Bank

Stevie-Ann Dovico (lead image), has made the shift to customer-owned, Beyond Bank as its new chief information officer. The announcement came via Linkedin with happy to share that she is “ready to create real impact for and with our people, customers and communities” in her new role. Dovico replaces Fiona Floyd, who left the role […]

Redefining Tech Leadership: Deputy’s C-Suite Now 80% Women
  • Technology

Redefining Tech Leadership: Deputy’s C-Suite Now 80% Women

Deputy, the leading global people platform for hourly work, has announced the appointment of Sejal Patel Daswani (lead image) as its new chief people officer, resulting in a shift in the composition of its senior leadership, with women now making up 80% of the company’s C-Suite. Daswani has led people functions at every stage and […]

Acronis Names Cybersecurity Channel Veteran Kelly Johnson As General Manager For Australia & New Zealand
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Acronis Names Cybersecurity Channel Veteran Kelly Johnson As General Manager For Australia & New Zealand

Acronis has appointed Kelly Johnson (lead image)as the new general manager for Australia and New Zealand. Johnson will lead the channel-focused business, strengthening relationships with distributors and supporting partners to meet the cybersecurity demands of modern businesses in the region. With the growing pressure on Australian businesses for cybersecurity and the drive to comply with […]

Aquent Salary Guide Reveals The Gender Pay Gap Persists In Marketing, Design & Technology Fields
  • Marketing
  • Technology

Aquent Salary Guide Reveals The Gender Pay Gap Persists In Marketing, Design & Technology Fields

Aquent has released its 2024 Australian Salary Guide for marketing, design, and technology talent. This year, it explores how marketing, design, and technology roles are expanding, deep dives into gender pay gaps, and examines the movement of salaries year-on-year—both in growth and decline. Paired with Aquent’s 2023 Talent Insights Report, the Salary Guide helps organisations […]

Tech Salaries Continue To Steady Out As Businesses Remain Cautious
  • Technology

Tech Salaries Continue To Steady Out As Businesses Remain Cautious

The hiring market is experiencing significant change, fluctuating between a frenzied candidate-short market and a more cautious employer-driven market, according to Talent’s ‘More Than Money Salary Guide 2024’. Tech and digital salaries continue to steady out but remain strong for key skillsets such as cybersecurity and AI. The report features key salaries, roles and skills […]

Surging Job Satisfaction For Australia’s Young Tech Workers Amid Labour Market Cooling
  • Technology

Surging Job Satisfaction For Australia’s Young Tech Workers Amid Labour Market Cooling

While 2021’s big workplace trend was The Great Resignation, 2024’s big trend is likely to be ‘The Big Stay’ in Australia, concludes modern HR platform HiBob in its latest research of young Australians working in the tech sector. The combination of decreasing Australian job vacancies and a remarkable increase in job satisfaction among Australia’s young tech workers in 2023 […]